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Gold Coast Events // September 1 to September 8, 2017

Gold Coast Events // September 1 to September 8, 2017

Sunday September 3 at 7.30am // Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Pde, Southport

You and your family are invited to join in at the Surfers Paradise SLSC for the first nipper sign on of the season! Nippers is about learning, confidence and having fun in a safe beach environment. For Nippers, the beach is the classroom. They gain confidence by passing the tests of swimming, body boarding, beach sprints, dolphin-diving, spotting a rip, having fun with new friends and discovering things about themselves. Nippers is open to children from the age 5 up to 13 years. There’s free parking in the secure car park under the centre.

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Now thru to Saturday September 2 from 8pm – 9pm // Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Marine Pde, Southport

Showcasing the very venue that will play a prominent role in the Commonwealth Games, PLUNGE uses theatre, video, movement and sound design to take audiences on an amazing theatrical adventure.

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Friday September 1 // Various locations, Event Cinemas

BCC and Event Cinemas Gold Coast are screening an awesome line up of family flicks this Gold Coast Show Day public holiday at a fantastic price of all tickets just $6*! Keep the kids entertained and your bank balance happy with a great public holiday out at your local cinema. Take a trip to a winter wonderland in The Snow Queen 3, scale to new heights with Spiderman: Homecoming, have some despicably good fun with Despicable Me 3, go full throttle with Disney×Pixar’s Cars 3 or go on the trip of a lifetime in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.  So much entertainment in store at an unbeatable price!

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Friday September 1 thru to Sunday September 3 // Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Dr, Bundall

The annual three day Gold Coast Show is a community driven celebration of the agricultural history and diverse modern culture of Queensland’s second largest city. The event attracts over 65,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy the mix of city and country competitions, demonstrations and displays, free live entertainment, carnival atmosphere, rides and their famous fireworks.

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Sunday September 3 from 9am – 5pm // Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Rd, Nerang

The Botanical Bazaar, supported by Tropical Fruit World, is a fully interactive Gold Coast gardening event aimed at educating and inspiring all ages and lovers of nature. The expo brings urban gardening, creative ideas and sustainable living to garden enthusiasts. Come and learn how to grow your own food, attract butterflies and birds to your backyard, or make your own cheese. See locally made vertical, hydroponic and aquaponic gardens. View botanical homewares & art, learn about composting, how to maintain Native/European bees, and get access to a variety of eco items to help you live a more sustainable life.

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Saturday September 2 from 10am – 7pm // Sunshine Avenue Campus, Sunshine Ave, Tweed Heads South

FunFest is the greatest day out the whole family can have in 2017. This extravaganza of fun is the biennial fundraising event for the Lindisfarne Parents & Friends. Held at the Sunshine Avenue Campus on Saturday, 2 September 2017, FunFest is a day out for the young and the young at heart. So bring your kids, someone else’s kids, the neighbour’s kids or come yourself for a great day out.

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Sunday September 3 for Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner Sittings // QT Gold Coast, Bazaar, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

To celebrate Father’s Day, Bazaar are dishing up the juiciest grilled and roast meats a bloke could wish for. The interactive restaurant which is famed for its elaborate marketplace style dining, will be adding to the Bazaar experience this Father’s Day with a range of spit roasted whole beast, Smokey BBQ pork ribs, beer can chicken, lamb lollipops, tamarind prawn skewers off the charcoal and much more!

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Wednesday September 6 at 5pm // SkyPoint Observation Deck, Q1 Building, Level 77, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

You watch a full moon totally mesmerised, wishing you could see it closer, way up high and away from the glare of the city lights. In 2017, SkyPoint will fly you to the moon for the ultimate full moon viewing experience at the Observation Deck. At 230 meters above the ground, this is the ultimate vantage spot for either simply admiring the beauty of a full moon or capturing the insta-worthy but elusive image of ‘la luna’.

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Friday September 8 & Saturday September 9 // The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Set in the French countryside in the 1950s, Queensland Ballet’s La Fille mal gardée delights and entertains audiences as a love triangle creates comic chaos. A popular family favourite because of its engaging story, colourful humour and beautiful dancing, this stunning production will leave you applauding for more.

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Friday September 8 thru to Sunday September 17 // Currumbin Beach, Pacific Pde, Currumbin

Come face to face with awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists at the 15th SWELL Sculpture Festival, 8 – 17 September, 2017. Stay a little longer and discover a range of unique experiences; guided twilight walks and artist talks; salute to sculpture yoga; artist led workshops; delicious food on The Green and live music at SWELL Sounds.

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Check out our September calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
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